This Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub is a simple and easy DIY body exfoliator made with ingredients you probably already have in your cupboards. It is a great way to pamper yourself, and makes a great gift for others, too!
In need of a last minute Christmas gift?
I’ve got just the thing!
It’s super easy, smells incredible, has that homemade touch, and is made with things you probably already have in your pantry or baking cupboard.
I have a bunch of old notebooks with recipes that I’ve made throughout the years, some have made it to the blog and others I just never got around to publishing, and this was one of them.
I am so glad I rediscovered it!
SAVE THIS VANILLA BROWN SUGAR SCRUB RECIPE TO YOUR FAVORITE PINTEREST BOARD!
What is a sugar scrub?
Sugar scrubs are great body exfoliators.
The large crystals of sugar help to remove dead skin cells while the oil helps to nourish and moisturize the the skin.
Honey also helps to cleanse and nourish, too!
While facial scrubs are wonderful and very beneficial, this particular one would be a little too abrasive to be used as such.
So, I highly recommend using it on your hands and feet.
I really think you’ll love it.
Before I go to bed, I use it on my hands about three times a week.
I’ll grab about a tablespoon of it and rub it all over my hands.
The heat from my hands starts to warm up the coconut oil making it easy to massage into my hands and feet.
Then I rinse it off with some warm water.
My hands are SO soft when I dry them!
The best part is that they smell like a sugar cookie.
It couldn’t be a more appropriate scent for this time of year!
What ingredients do I need?
- Light brown sugar, loosely packed
- Coconut oil
- Vanilla extract
- Almond extract
How do I make a DIY sugar scrub at home?
When I tell you how easy this is, you’re going to wonder why it took you so long to discover this recipe.
I’ll take the blame because I’m just posting it! Haha
- In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, honey, and almond extract.
- Mix until very well combined.
- Place into a jar with a tightly covered lid.
- The scrub will last around 5 months in a tightly sealed container.
If you’re looking for a last minute Christmas gift idea, something to make for a neighbor, friend, child’s teacher, health care worker, or anyone you think needs a pick-me-up, this is the perfect item.
With ingredients that you probably already have at home, you can give someone (even yourself) a wonderful way to pamper themselves with a little bit of “me time”.
It’s something we could all use more of right now, isn’t it?
You could wrap it up with a candle, and some cookies, too!
These Cream Cheese Cookies, Peppermint Blossom Cookies, Double Chocolate Peppermint Kisses, Stained Glass Cookies, and Spritz Cookies would be perfect.
As would these Chocolate Coconut Cookies, Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies with NO Refrigeration Needed.
A few Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies would be an adorable addition!
If you want fast, make these 3 Ingredient, 13 Minute, Peanut Butter Cookies! They are by FAR the easiest and fastest cookies I have here on the blog, and are just the sweet treat you need when you want a last minute gift or sweet treat.
Want no bake?
I’ve got those, too!
No Bake Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies are a family favorite and don’t require you standing over the stove waiting for the corn syrup to boil because it calls for marshmallows instead.
Or maybe you’re looking for a more adult treat?
Then these No-Bake Chocolate Bourbon Balls are just the thing.
Super easy, tasty, and festive as well.
Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub
- mason jar or container with a tight lid
- 1 cup light brown sugar loosely packed
- 5 teaspoons coconut oil
- 3 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, coconut oil, vanilla and almond extracts, and the honey. Mix until completely combined.
- Place into a container with a tightly sealed lid.
Will keep for about 5 months when stored with a tightly sealed lid.